Interstate 485 (Georgia)
1970 map of proposed route of I-485 through northeast Atlanta
|Auxiliary route of I-85|
|Length||5.9 mi  (9.5 km)|
|Existed||1964[ citation needed]–1975 |
The 5.9-mile-long (9.5 km)  route would have begun at the Downtown Connector ( I-75/ I-85) and used the highway that is nowadays State Route 410 (SR 410) east to the interchange with the also-proposed SR 400. There, it would have turned north to end at I-85 near Lindbergh Drive (SR 236). Each of those freeways would have continued beyond the termini of I-485. SR 410, the Stone Mountain Freeway, would continue east beyond the I-285 perimeter highway, and SR 400 would extend both south and north outside the perimeter. A short piece of I-485/SR 410 was constructed from I-75/I-85 east to Boulevard NE. 
Activists in the neighborhood of Morningside, along the SR 400 portion of I-485, were the first to fight the road, although opposition surfaced in a number of nearby surrounding neighborhoods. This is the most famous example of the Atlanta freeway revolts.  After I-485, and parts of SR 400 and SR 410, was canceled, a portion of the right-of-way of the canceled highway was used to build Freedom Parkway, now part of SR 10. SR 400 north of I-85 was constructed in the early 1990s as a toll road,  and the section south of I-285 was constructed in the mid-1980s and designated Interstate 675.  
- "Part V - Interstate Withdrawal-Substitution Program - Engineering Data - Interstate System - Highway History". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1975). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1975–1976 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1973. Retrieved October 20, 2013.[ permanent dead link]
- Wheeler, James O. (1976). "Locational Dimensions of Urban Highway Impact: An Empirical Analysis". Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. 58 (2): 67–78. JSTOR 490613.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1995). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1995–1996 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1986). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1986–1987 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–1988 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
- Media related to Interstate 485 (Georgia) at Wikimedia Commons
- Interstate 485 Georgia on Interstate-guide.com
- The canceled I-485 route (superimposed on Google Maps)
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